The Sharks have named an unchanged match 23 for Saturday’s quarter-final against the Crusaders in Christchurch.
Coach Robert du Preez has understandably seen no need to tinker with his team at this stage of the competition after the Sharks snuck into the playoffs following last weekend’s win over the Jaguares.
Meanwhile, Beast Mtawarira is set to start his 150th Super Rugby game, and is now not far behind Adriaan Strauss, who is the most capped South African Super Rugby player with 156 caps.
Sharks – 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Philip van der Walt, 5 Ruan Botha (c), 4 Tyler Paul, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Akker van der Merwe, 1 Tendai Mtawarira
Subs: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Wian Vosloo, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Marius Louw, 23 Makazole Mapimpi.
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